How I'm feeling: Pretty good. Sleep was good to me this week. Oddly enough, my belly and ligaments seem most sore when I wake up in the morning. I would think it would all feel so rested after 8 hours of laying down, but who knows!
I managed to fit in a few hikes this week, which required some breaks and made for some sore pelvis ligaments, but nothing that wasn't remedied by a little rest. After all, it's just a lot of weight for those little guys to be carrying around for hours at a time.
My 5'3" attempt at getting a 6'3" husband in the photo
We started our birth classes this week and attended a breastfeeding class, so I'm starting to feel slightly more prepared. The birth class is going to be helpful in just getting us mentally prepared for the big day.
Baby: is the size of a durian (~17.2 to 18.7 inches, 4.2 to 5.8 pounds). Amniotic fluid has reached its max this week, baby's eyes are staying open when it's awake, and baby's brain is in major development mode right now so Omega 3s and DHA are important.
Weight gained: 23 lb.
I think I eat approximately every 90 minutes, which just seems ridiculous, but necessary. A few times when I haven't had enough to eat I start feeling nauseous.
Thank goodness for maternity yoga pants
I'm starting to really miss running and dream of those first post bump runs. I know they won't be easy by any means, but I'm craving the endorphins and a good sweat. I'm also thinking about signing up for a 10K or so for late summer to have something exciting to train for.
Baby preparations: Nesting mode is in full force. Granted, I have the time for it, so I can't guarantee half of this stuff would be done by now if I were working or going to school full time.
This week, we bought a chair from Ikea for the baby's room, washed and folded more tiny baby items, and got the adapter for the stroller to fit on the BOB stroller. For the first six months or so, you just snap the carseat into the adapter as the baby lacks enough neck control to be plopped into the stroller itself. In addition to attending the birth and breastfeeding classes, we also watched The Business of Being Born, which I highly recommend to anyone planning to have kids.
Cravings: Carbs and kombucha
La Perla wood-fired pizza is what dreams are made of.
Favorite songs as of late: Raise Em Up by Keith Urban and Eric Church and Try by Colbie Caillat
What's your favorite song of the moment?
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